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A purr-fect idea for the bureaucratic diaspora

BY LEO MORRIS My reaction might not have been typical. I saw that photo of employees turning their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and did not immediately decry the insolent rudeness of federal bureaucrats. I felt sorry for them. I was thinking about ca

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The urgency and ambition of the Green New Deal

Canada and the world for years have done little about climate change, save for watching it worsen as ever-more greenhouse gases are pumped into the atmosphere. Consider this: Since 1997, when the Kyoto Protocol was signed, global emissions have risen almost 40 per

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Biden's history is both his Thor's hammer and his Achilles' heel

BY EUGENE ROBINSON I get what Joe Biden was trying to say, but I’ll never understand how he tried – and utterly failed – to say it. Yes, there was a time when the Senate was a chummy men’s club whose members, on some issues, put collegiality

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The language of a super majority governor

BY CRAIG LADWIG OK, Eric Holcomb is not my type of governor for a dozen reasons, none of which are particularly fair or kind. My criticism, therefore, can be dismissed as heckling. That said, and absent serious statewide media, someone must point out how out of tou

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If Facebook acts like a bank, regulate it like a bank

When Mark Zuckerberg said nearly 10 years ago that “Facebook is more like a government than a traditional company,” who thought it meant that one day the giant corporation would create its own money? But, it’s happening. Facebook announced Tuesday

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Biden's problem with Democrats is that he doesn't hate Republicans

BY MARC A. THIESSEN Let’s get this straight: Joe Biden is leading in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination because he’s the most “electable” candidate in the Democratic field? A guy who doesn’t realize that I worked w

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Trump is desecrating America's birthday

BY EUGENE ROBINSON The Fourth of July celebration in Washington has long been a grand pageant of democracy, a family-friendly event that transcends ideology and partisanship. President Trump intends to turn it into a cult-of-personality political rally in honor of

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Bernie Sanders is FDR's unimaginative echo

BY GEORGE F. WILL That the Democrats’ two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called “debates” validates Finley Peter Dunne’s prediction that “when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if i

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A campaign for the ages (or is it the aged?)

Those of a certain age may remember when Ronald Reagan’s opponents said he was too old to run for president. When he was inaugurated in 1981, he was 69, a record until 2016, when Donald Trump was sworn in at 70. There were those who said John F. Kennedy was t

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On Russia collusion, Trump is right and George Stephanopoulos is wrong

BY MARC A. THIESSEN In an extraordinary interview, President Trump and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos repeatedly sparred over whether special counsel Robert Mueller had cleared Trump of collusion with Russia. “Are you trying to say now that there was c

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Wings still flying over Haiti

BY KATHLEEN PARKER Jonathan Nash Glynn – artist, pilot and philanthropist – never envisioned himself as a missionary, but, absent religion, that’s what he has become in recent years. “I’m a secular Jew from Jersey,” he laughs, as

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Bank stress tests need to be more stressful

The Federal Reserve is set to release results from its most recent round of stress tests, in which it subjected the country’s largest banks to a hypothetical economic slump and market meltdown. Most if not all of the participants will pass, suggesting that th

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On impeachment, Pelosi has to pick her poison

BY EUGENE ROBINSON House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she believes President Trump “has been involved in a criminal cover-up.” Too bad she’s not in a position to do something about it. Oh wait, she is. If she truly believes the president has

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Oberlin has graduated from self-caricature to disgrace

BY GEORGE F. WILL “You Americans do not rear children, you incite them; you give them food and shelter and applause.” – Randall Jarrell, “Pictures from an Institution” Oberlin College has an admirable

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